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Dave1969

Latrodectus hasselti

This big beautiful has since produced two sacs about two weeks apart.

Latrodectus hasselti
Dave1969, Oct 14, 2019
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    • RezonantVoid
      Considering how timid these are, it still amazes me that these allegedly bite 2000 people a year
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    • RebelWolf
      What a beauty
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    • Ungoliant
      @RezonantVoid Mostly it's just a matter of people unwittingly shoving their hands into a web and pressing the spider against their skin.

      There is an experiment with black widows that demonstrated that not only do they not want to bite (the only way to force a bite was to press their mouths down against the hand), but many of the defensive bites were dry.
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    • Dave1969
      It's a bit like our beautiful red-bellied black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus). They are such gentle creatures. You generally have to do a lot for them to bite. Unwitting, accidents will help.

      That's most likely the case with most Latrodectus hasselti bites. Where they like to hang out is where they are often accidentally pressed.
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